Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Hill City

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Everything Prehistoric is the gift shop of the Black Hills Institute. The Museum holds the collection of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This is a very small museum but if you like dinosaurs there are lots to look at! Very interesting place! Worth the entry fee.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    After seeing the Netflix documentary about dinosaur 13 we had to stop in.We were not sorry this is great museum and gift shop .Glad to support these folks if you have ever had trouble with the governm...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    A gem in Hill City one would never expect to see a vast collection of fossils and dinosaurs in such a small town. These guys are expert paleontologists, there's even a movie, Dinosaur 13, about one of...  more »
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  • May 25, 2017
    This is a very good museum. It's only two rooms - gift store and main exhibit, but both halves are very good. I went with my parents. The tickets are $7.50 per adult but are annual passes, so if you're a local or a fossil buff you could theoretically re-use them. The highlight of the place is the world class fossil collection. They have Stan, the second most complete T-Rex, a number of other massive dinosaurs, smilodons, ammonites, giant sea monsters, and creepy squid plants. Would recommend
  • July 4, 2017
    Kids had a blast. Rode the train up from keystone spent an hour and everyone was happy
  • June 18, 2017
    There is a ton of skeletons, original and cast in a smaller area. Stan and Sue. Nice gift shop with different fossils you can buy.
  • July 2, 2017
    Boy's age 8 and 10 had a good time, I was worried they would break something. Somethings with in reach.
  • January 9, 2017
    Find tons of dinosaurs in a small space! See incredible rock and mineral exhibits! Experience faux digging for dinosaur bones! This place is lots of fun! You need to visit! One admission gets you in for a whole year! We took our family here because of a Groupon special. The museum is amazing! The gift store is crammed with incredible educational items and pretty stone jewelry. We bought tiny dinos and animals for necklaces in various semiprecious stone materials. There were many bracelets purchased too! My children made the most of the gift store and took home gifts for many of their friends!

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